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University of Southampton shortlisted in Prospects Postgraduate Awards 2013

Published: 17 October 2013

The University of Southampton has been shortlisted for a Prospects Postgraduate Award which recognises and rewards excellence and innovation in postgraduate education.

More than 150 students, universities and businesses from across the UK entered the Awards across eight categories.

The University of Southampton will compete against two institutions for the Best Faculty Campaign title for a campaign to attract students to its Postgraduate Health Services department.  

The Awards launched for the first time this year and are the only annual event solely dedicated to celebrating best practice and the most exciting developments in UK postgraduate education.

The winners will be announced at a glittering awards ceremony on 19 November 2013 at the Radisson Blu Edwardian hotel in Manchester with a gala lunch and networking opportunities.

The Awards are run by Graduate Prospects, the UK's leading postgraduate education publisher, which also operates and the official postgraduate course database.

Health Sciences Postgraduate Marketing Officer for the University of Southampton, Lisa Bradshaw, said: "There is a real need to recognise outstanding practice in postgraduate marketing and it's wonderful that our campaign has been shortlisted for these awards.

"As one of the UK's top postgraduate research universities our campaigns must be decidedly strategic and flexible to attract the highest calibre healthcare professionals from a variety of backgrounds."

The Health Sciences' campaign focused on the students' decision-making process and behaviours which successfully reached a difficult target audience for Southampton's highly specialised PG Health Sciences course portfolio. The campaign met all of its objectives with final application rates for courses up by 11% with some courses up by 108%.

Mike Hill, chief executive of Graduate Prospects said: "It's fantastic to see such a positive response to our first awards in the postgraduate arena. The standard of entries was high across the board, reflecting the calibre of postgraduate education in the UK. I wish the University of Southampton the best of luck."

The judges include representatives from Universities UK, AGCAS, NUS, UK Council for International Student Affairs, Higher Education Academy, Association of Graduate Recruiters, British Council, Higher Education Data and Information Improvement Programme, Million+, Thirtythree, Higher Education Academy and the UK Council for Graduate Education

For more information or tickets for the awards ceremony visit You can follow The Prospects Postgraduate Awards @postgradawards

Notes for editors

The full shortlist is as follows:

Best University Campaign

  • Anglia Ruskin University
  • BPP University
  • Buckinghamshire New University
  • Coventry University
  • The University of Nottingham
  • University of Liverpool
  • University of Sussex

Best Prospectus

  • Anglia Ruskin University
  • Buckinghamshire New University
  • Harper Adams University
  • Loughborough University
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
  • The University of Nottingham
  • University of Bedfordshire
  • University of Birmingham
  • University of Leicester
  • University of Stirling

Best International Campaign

  • Media Minds Global representing Cambridge Judge Business School
  • Lancaster University
  • University of Derby
  • Net Natives representing the University of Greenwich

Best Faculty Campaign

  • BPP Law School
  • Cranfield University
  • University of Southampton

Best Website

  • Manchester Metropolitan University
  • University of Bedfordshire
  • University of Dundee

Best Agency

  • Media Minds Global
  • PlattForm
  • SMRS Ltd

Best Business Partner

  • DemoPad Software Ltd
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
  • The National Autistic Society

Best Teaching Team (Arts & Humanities)

  • MA Fine Art Team, Open College of the Arts 
  • MA Visual Arts Team, Camberwelll College of Art
  • MA Cultural Geography (Research) Team, Royal Holloway, University of London
  • Creative Writing Team, Lancaster University

Best Teaching Team (Business & Social Sciences)

  • Manchester Enterprise Centre Team, The University of Manchester
  • MBA Team, Business School, Staffordshire University
  • MSc International Business, Leeds University Business School
  • Professional Doctorate in Education Team, Staffordshire University

Best Teaching Team (Science, Technology & Engineering)

  • MSc Medical Genetics Teaching Team, University of Glasgow
  • Postgraduate Diploma Physician Associate Studies Teaching Team, St George's, University of London
  • Bradford FACSI Team, University of Bradford
  • Environmental Water Management MSc Team, Cranfield University


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